Research requests will include but not be limited to tasks such as data extractions, data cleaning, data reports, data analysis, research reports, and research presentations.
Institutional requests: Research requests for the purpose of supporting regular institutional or district operations must be submitted via the online research request form.
District request form: http://research.fhda.edu/research-request.html
Foothill request form: http://www.foothill.edu/staff/irs/FHresearch/request.php
De Anza request form: http://www.deanza.edu/ir/request_form.html
** Research requests require a minimum of two weeks advance notice and will be prioritized accordingly by the college and/or district.
Grant requests: Research requests for the purpose of supporting institutional grants must also be submitted via the online research request forms mentioned previously. In the request, it must be noted that the request is to support grant work.
Grants requiring research outside the scope of regular institutional or district operations must have funds dedicated to supporting the research work. These funds are to be allocated to the Office of Institutional Research and Planning and will be used to support the completion of the research.
The amount to be allocated will depend on the individual(s) and hours estimated to complete the work. The estimated number of hours will be multiplied by the hourly salary rate of the individual(s) involved in completing the work. For help in determining the IR&P resources needed to support grant work, please contact David Ulate (Executive Director of IR&P), Mallory Newell (De Anza College Researcher), or Elaine Kuo (Foothill College Researcher).
California Public Records Act requests: All California Public Records Act requests must go through the District Chancellor's Office and, in particular, the Coordinator of District Communications. If the request cannot be fulfilled with research already conducted by the district and/or colleges, this means that additional work will be required to satisfy the request. In this instance, the California Public Records Act states that "the requester shall bear the cost of producing a copy of the record, including the cost to construct a record, and the cost of programming and computer services necessary to produce a copy of the record..." (ag.ca.gov/publications/summary_public_records_act.pdf)